In honor of the women everywhere in the world on the day before International woman’s day.
Honoring the women in my life who are called Mother, sister, cousins and friends. Then, all women that I do not know. The ones that I see working hard in my neighborhood or when I go to an office or store. Or still others that I never will meet or see in my lifetime who all lead their daily battles. I do feel for my sisters, with the joys and sorrow of their existence.
I thought about a powerful photograph that has been tucked away in our archives a few years. It is time to take it out into the light. It is almost a modern-day Madonna. This was taken by a man; my husband.
In August 2007, we were in a French town called Lorient for an annual event called “Le festival Interceltique”. This is one of the world’s leading Celtic festivals, with groups coming from many countries to participate in dance, music concerts and more.
This woman in the photograph was with her young daughter in a dancing group. It was a very hot day and the toddler was surely getting tired. D & I were across the road from her and noticed the woman scoop down and pick up the child. She was so gentle… D had the camera at this time & I nudged to him to snap a picture. I am more than sure that these photographic activities went unnoticed. No one else in the world seemed to matter than comforting and loving that baby.
It was a beautiful moment.
If you really respect and love women , go beyond the “yackity-yack” of debates and symposium about the condition of women. Respect women everyday for what they contribute to make life better and more beautiful.
**I hope that life is kind to all my friends. I am thinking Spring and will be planning a first day trip in March to find new scenes and experiences on a day trip outside of Paris. That is coming soon, as is our annual visit to the Paris Travel fair. **